The truth is, ‘broken windows’ policing incentivizes lies

“The lies officers tell to justify the unlawful stops, searches and questioning are a natural byproduct of this policing strategy. Once we see the root of the problem, the answer becomes obvious: The NYPD leadership needs to stop holding on to the myth that ‘broken windows’ policing is necessary to keep New York City safe and can be done in a constitutional manner. Want to keep officers honest? Then don’t ask them to do dishonest work.” —BxD’s Justine Olderman asserts in this NY Daily News op-ed about the pervasive use of false police testimony to justify unconstitutional “broken windows” policing tactics.

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